Monday, September 28, 2009

Flax Market

Yesterday was probably the last summer day. Apart from some chilly mornings, we have had nearly 20 degrees C in the afternoons. Today started with fog and a distinct autumnal feel, so I think the organisers of the annual flax market in one of our little neighbouring towns were quite pleased with the timing.

We have been several times to this event over the years and we are actually familiar by now with the layout of it all and also recognise individuals and their stalls. As you might expect there are all sorts of things to look at, buy and try out, anything artisan, old-fashion or folksy and rural. Since we are so close to both the Dutch and Belgian borders there were quite a few from those countries as well, as you can see in some of the pictures in my Smilebox.

I hope you enjoy my little guided tour around the market as much as we enjoyed our gentle stroll ending with a rewarding glass of beer and sekt (sparkling wine) respectively.

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Protege said...

I really liked the slideshow.;)) It got got stuck on "Dutch Seductress" slide just when a student came to ask me a question in the lab.:)) Hehe.;))
Seem like you had a great time!

swenglishexpat said...

Protege - You naughty scientist! ;-) At work? What might the student think!?

LadyFi said...

Looks very rural! I do love a good market...

swenglishexpat said...

LadyFi - I suppose all those traditions come from a rural society, but today it is mostly built up around here.